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It’s a second-printing bonanza as our new release list is littered with issues that are getting a second chance after selling out! Following that, we hear from Mike Sims and the Mighty Marvel Movie Minute, Backwards Dave with Bring ’em Back, Carlos calls in with a review, and Pat Loika gets us Current with the Events from Annihilation: Conquest. All this plus a new contest announcement and Marvel Tales!
Titles mentioned in this episode include Captain America, Captain Marvel, Thor, War is Hell: The First Flight of the Phantom Eagle, and Mighty Avengers.
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Marvel items on sale, 3.19.08
Amazing Spider-Man #554, $2.99
Avengers Classic #10, $2.99
CAPTAIN AMERICA #36
COVER BY: STEVE EPTING
WRITER: ED BRUBAKER
PENCILS: BUTCH GUICE and MIKE PERKINS
INKS: BUTCH GUICE and MIKE PERKINS
THE SECOND ACT OF THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN AMERICA COMES TO ITS SHOCKING CONCLUSION!
The new Captain America fights the Red Skull’s minions with Black Widow at his side and chaos erupting all around them! Meanwhile, Sharon Carter, still under the control of Dr. Faustus, makes a horrifying discovery about the next stage of the Skull’s plans! By Eisner and Harvey Award-Winning Best Writer Ed Brubaker with art by master storytellers Steve Epting and Butch Guice.
Rated T+ …$2.99
Captain Marvel #3 (of 5)(2nd Printing Variant), $2.99
CAPTAIN MARVEL #4
COVERS BY: ED MCGUINNESS and TERRY DODSON
WRITER: BRIAN REED
PENCILS: LEE WEEKS
INKS: STEFANO GAUDIANO
SECRET INVASION: INFILTRATION is underway and Captain Marvel is in the middle of it! What is the truth about Captain Marvel’s trip through time? The Kree are here to find out! Brian Reed (NEW AVENGERS: ILLUMINATI) and Lee Weeks (DAREDEVIL) continue the epic return of the Universe’s finest soldier!
Fantastic Four #554 (2nd Printing Bryan Hitch Variant Cover), $2.99
Foolkiller #4 (of 5), $3.99
Franklin Richards Spring Break, $2.99
Ghost Rider #21, $2.99
Hulk #2 2nd Printing Mcguinness Variant (Incentive Ed McGuinness Sketch Cover), $2.99
Immortal Iron Fist #13, $2.99
Incredible Hercules #115 (Regular Art Adams Cover), $2.99
Incredible Hercules #115 (Incentive Marko Djurdjevic Variant Cover), $2.99
Iron Man #27, $2.99
Lords of Avalon SOD #1 (of 6) 2nd Printing Variant, $2.99
Marvel Adventures Avengers #22, $2.99
Marvel Adventures Two-In-One #9, $4.99
Marvel Illustrated Iliad #4 (of 8), $2.99
New Exiles #2 (2nd Printing Tom Grummett Variant Cover), $2.99
THE ORDER #9
COVER BY: BARRY KITSON
WRITER: MATT FRACTION
BREAKDOWNS: BARRY KITSON
PENCILS: JAVIER SALTARES
INKS: STEFANO GAUDIANO and DEREK FRIDOLFS
California’s premier super-team! Superstars! Heroes! Moving targets? The sinister M.A.N. from S.H.A.D.O.W. clearly has devious plans for the super heroes of the Sunshine State…or he just wants them dead. Now, after squaring off against Soviet super-soldiers, zobos, the Black Dahlias girl gang, giant monsters, eviction from their headquarters, and their own performance issues, the worst is about to begin! By Matt Fraction (THE IMMORTAL IRON FIST) and Barry Kitson (Legion of Super-Heroes).
Rated T+ …$2.99
COVERS BY: MARKO DJURDJEVIC and OLIVIER COIPEL & MARKO DJURDJEVIC
WRITER: J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
PENCILS: MARKO DJURDJEVIC
INKS: DANNY MIKI
We say thee HELL YEAH! After the events of the mega-blockbuster, multiple-issue-sellout, critically acclaimed first arc that restored the mighty God of Thunder and Asgard to full glory, Thor is back in action with a vengeance! And joining J. Michael Straczynski…fan-favorite DAREDEVIL cover artist Marko Djurdjevic comes on board to provide amazing painted interiors for an explosive two-issue arc! Thor’s never been more intense!
Twelve #2 (of 12) 2nd Printing Chris Weston Variant, $2.99
Ultimates 3 #1 (Black and White Gatefold Heroes and Villians Variants), $2.99
Uncanny X-Men #495 (2nd Printing Mike Choi Variant), $2.99
WAR IS HELL: THE FIRST FLIGHT OF THE PHANTOM EAGLE #1
COVER BY: JOHN CASSADAY
WRITER: GARTH ENNIS
PENCILS and INKS: HOWARD CHAYKIN
Set against the grim backdrop of Word War I, mysterious aviator Karl Kaufmann arrives on the western front dressed outlandishly and at the controls of his own plane. Overconfident and full of romantic ideals, he has come to fight and kill the Hun. But soon Kaufmann confronts staggering loss and witnesses violence on a scale he has never imagined. In the process, he learns the harsh truth of conflict: war is hell. Written by Garth Ennis and drawn by Howard Chaykin.
Cardstock Cover/Explicit Content …$3.99
Wolverine #62 (2nd Printing Ron Garney Variant)(X-Men Divided We Stand Tie-In), $2.99
Wolverine Origins #23, $2.99
World War Hulk Aftersmash Warbound #4 (of 5), $2.99
X-Factor #28 (2nd Printing Pablo Raimondi Variant)(X-Men Divided We Stand Tie-In), $2.99
X-Force #1 (2nd Printing Clayton Crain Variant)(X-Men Divided We Stand Tie-In), $2.99
EARTH X TRILOGY COMPANION TPB
COVER BY: ALEX ROSS
WRITER: JIM KRUEGER and ALEX ROSS
PENCILS: ALEX ROSS
The Earth X Trilogy revealed secrets of the Marvel Universe, but what are the secrets of the Earth X Trilogy? See for yourself in this collection of sketches, background material and incredible insights – all handpicked by series co-creator Alex Ross, and many seen here for the first time! Plus: the rare EARTH X #1/2; and the never-before-printed X-51 EARTH X prequel, originally serialized as an online comic. This is a resolicitation, all previous orders are cancelled.
Rated T+ …$29.99
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: CAPTAIN AMERICA VOL. 4 (and DM ONLY)
COVER BY: GENE COLAN
WRITER: STAN LEE
PENCILS: GENE COLAN, JOHN ROMITA, and JOHN BUSCEMA
COLORED BY: WESLEY WONG
Steve Rogers is dead. Long live Captain America! The Sentinel of Liberty returns in another series of Marvel Masterworks adventures by the crème de la crème of the Bullpen’s unmatched artists and Stan “The Man” Lee. While the world thinks Steve Rogers dead, he continues on in secret as Captain America — but one identity crisis leads to another when the Red Skull returns and uses the power of the Cosmic Cube to switch bodies! Only with the help Sam Wilson, the Falcon — the world’s first African-America super hero — can Cap regain his true identity and defeat his Nazi nemesis? There’re also adventures against the Scorpion, Suprema and a classic Cap college campus story from the students’ rights era that proves if ain’t relevant, it ain’t Marvel! And lest we forget, Cap’s beautiful gal, Sharon Carter; guest-appearances by the Avengers, Nick Fury and Rick Jones in the guise of Bucky; and the looming menace of M.O.D.O.K. and the men of Advanced Idea Mechanics! So forget your war bonds and invest in Cap Masterworks, this one’s guaranteed greatness! Collecting CAPTAIN AMERICA #114-124.
240 PGS./All Ages …$54.99
MIGHTY AVENGERS VOL.1: THE ULTRON INITIATIVE #1 HARDCOVER
COVER BY: FRANK CHO
WRITER: BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
PENCILS: FRANK CHO
The wait is over!! The Mighty Avengers assemble! Gathered together to be the greatest Avengers team ever, but who picked them? And why? And which A-list Avengers villain returns, revamped and reloaded for the ultimate revenge? Big super hero adventures from the multi-award winning team of Bendis and Cho. Collecting MIGHTY AVENGERS #1-6.
Rated A …$19.99
MOON KNIGHT VOL. 2: MIDNIGHT SUN TPB
COVER BY: DAVID FINCH
WRITERS: CHARLIE HUSTON and DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
PENCILS: DAVID FINCH, MICO SUAYAN, TOMM COKER, and JEFTE PAOLO
Three months back on the job, and they’re already coming out of the woodwork. The bad guys you expect. The gangsters and the hoods with old axes to grind. They all come with the territory. But the heroes – them, you don’t expect. Popping up to give you the eyeball and make sure you’re toeing the line. Their line. Spider-Man and his wisecracks…Frank Castle, the angel of death himself, telling you he’ll be keeping an eye on you…even the fugitive Captain America, with a word to say about crashing aircrafts into the sides of buildings in New York City. And now, this other thing. Someone is out there. Someone hitting the old haunts, scenes of the old crimes. Leaving messages. Leaving bodies. Someone who knows you. Someone who crushes steel and pulls off limbs. All to get your attention. Someone out of your league! Plus: Some people come to New York City looking for a knight in shining armor. Or just a warm body who can help you through the lonely hours. Be careful what you look for. Hot crime novelist Duane Swierczynski (The Blonde) and Jefte Paolo bring you the story of three women whose lives intersect in strange and deadly ways, two predators who stalk the city streets at night, and one shock ending you won’t see coming. No matter how many bad dates you’ve had. Collecting MOON KNIGHT #7-13 and ANNUAL #1.
Parental Advisory …$14.99
NEW AVENGERS VOL. 7: THE TRUST PREMIERE HC
COVER BY: LEINIL YU
WRITER: BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
PENCILS: LEINIL YU
The New Avengers have found a huge clue to the threat that has faced them since the day they banded together; now just the knowledge of that threat is tearing them apart. What secret could be so damning that it could do to the New Avengers what the Civil War could not? This volume ties into or wraps up threads from CIVIL WAR, WORLD WAR HULK, both AVENGERS titles and the upcoming SECRET INVASION! Collecting NEW AVENGERS #32-37 and ANNUAL #2.
184 PGS./Rated A …$24.99
PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL VOL. 2: GOIN’ OUT WEST TPB
COVER BY: ARIEL OLIVETTI
WRITER: MATT FRACTION
PENCILS: ARIEL OLIVETTI and LEANDRO FERNANDEZ
Can one man stand against an army fueled by pure hate? With recent tragedies still rattling in his head, Frank Castle finds himself tied to a fencepost with barbed wire, watching what may be his last sunrise. Somewhere along the U.S./Mexico border, a super-militia bent on igniting a race war has been killing scores of innocent people. By the time the last shot is fired and the last body falls, you’ll have met the modern incarnation of the Hate Monger and seen an all-new look for the Punisher. Meanwhile, in Washington DC, someone wants to have words with Frank about his recent patriotic costume change: the Winter Soldier himself, Bucky Barnes! Collecting PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL #5-11.
168 PGS./Rated T+ …$17.99
SPIDER-MAN: REIGN TPB
COVER BY: KAARE ANDREWS
WRITER: KAARE ANDREWS
PENCILS: KAARE ANDREWS
Spider-Man’s darkest night? The time? The future. The place? A cold, hostile Manhattan that long ago traded freedom for security, imposed by the brutal soldiers of the Reign. The opposition? Publisher turned rabble-rousing street prophet J. Jonah Jameson, who promises Spider-Man will return to save them all. But the long-vanished hero is a tired old man now – no job, no family, no hope. Can Peter Parker rediscover his once-great power and the great responsibility that comes with it? Or is the Spider’s mask too heavy a burden to bear in this harsh new reality? Featuring Doctor Octopus, Electro, Kraven, Mysterio, Sandman, Scorpion and more! Collecting SPIDER-MAN: REIGN #1-4.
160 PGS./Rated T+ …$14.99
X-FACTOR VOL. 4: HEART OF ICE TPB
COVER BY: PABLO RAIMONDI
WRITER: PETER DAVID
PENCILS: PABLO RAIMONDI and KHOI PHAM
With mutants an endangered species, can X-Factor stop the Isolationist from making them extinct? X-Factor’s battle with the depowered mutants of the terrorist X-Cell reaches a cataclysmic conclusion. Will X-Factor’s Rictor remain loyal to his teammates when faced with the chance to regain his own lost powers? And in the aftermath, there’s no rest for the wicked, as X-Factor is approached by Josef Huber, the Isolationist, who claims to have a way to make the government that has always feared and persecuted mutants protect them instead. Can he be trusted, or are his true intentions much more sinister? Does he plan for X-Factor to be mutantkind’s saviors, or their doom? Collecting X-FACTOR #18-24.
Rated T+ …$17.99